Baltic Birch

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gil D, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. Gil D

    Gil D Supporting Actor

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    Is this used in plywood form or hardwood boards? How much better is it than MDF for the endcaps if you intend to paint it gloss black? Although I do love the look of birch, I want the sub black for a theater room.
     
  2. Pete Mazz

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    The Baltic Birch that is bantered about is plywood. The difference is it's void-free, using 13 laminated "plys" to make up a 3/4" thick panel. It's stiffer than MDF for a given thickness, and that's what makes it useful.

    For a gloss finish (or just a painted finish), use the MDF. Very flat and dense. The routed edges can be painted as well, without too much fuss.

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